[Ads-l] When is a grate not a grate?

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Jan 22 18:23:17 UTC 2015


The source story has a photo of the metal cover which does not look like 
a grate:

http://nydn.us/1CjbYs0

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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> Dan Goncharoff <mailto:thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
> January 22, 2015 at 8:27 AM
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> Poster: Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: When is a grate not a grate?
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> There was a recent news report about a man who "Falls To His Death Through
> Sidewalk Cellar Grate".
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> http://gothamist.com/2015/01/19/cellar_grate_death.php
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> As the story later reports, however, he fell doors, not a grate. A 
> grate is
> a lattice, not solid.
>
> What am I missing?
>
> DanG
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